Ellen Foster - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Summer arrives and Ellen is sent to her grandmother's house. Ellen hates it there—in fact, finds it sad—but Julia and Roy can do nothing about her situation. Eventually, Julia is fired from her teaching job and she and Roy move away. When Ellen leaves for her grandmother's she takes only what she really needs and leaves the rest behind. All that really matters to her nowadays is money.

On the drive to her house, Ellen's grandmother doesn't even speak to her except to ask when school starts again, despite the fact that summer has just begun. In regards to her grandmother, Ellen states, "But if I knew then all I know about her now I would have jumped out of her car moving and hightailed it." Despite her grandmother's meanness toward her, Ellen decides to make the best of the situation for the...

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